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January 2, 1909

The Quantitative Estimation of Albumin in Urine

JAMA. 1909;LII(1):61-62. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540270069011

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St. Louis, Dec. 22, 1908.

To the Editor:  —There is still lacking a practical and reliable method of determining the percentage of albumin in urine. The phosphotungstic method has been resurrected lately.Edward H. Goodman and Suzanne Stern published in The Journal (July 4, 1908, li, 38) an article on "A New Method for the Quantitative Estimation of Albumin in Urine," describing the Tsuchiya modification of the phosphotungstic test. Henry R. Harrower refers to the same solution (The Journal, Oct. 31, 1908, li, 1511) under the name of "Goodman's reagent" (omitting the name of Suzanne Stern). In another paper (The Journal, Dec. 12, 1908, li, 2055) Goodman and Stern give due credit to Tsuchiya and his investigations. They describe at greater length a method similar to the Heller test as modified by Roberts and others (von Jaksch: "Klinische Diagnostik," 1901, p. 391).I do not believe that their assertion is

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